My Name Is Kaz here, back again with a Vanillaware game: Grim Grimoire (oire). If Starcraft is the greatest game (to betray something of a personal fact), Grim Grimoire would be its non-union anime equivalent. You build buildings (runes) and towers (symbols), summon worker and fighter units (familiars), gather resource units (mana), and lead the terran command force (witch-in-training) against the forces of the evil zerg (asshole wizards) in space (a big ass tower/wizard college). The parallels... Topics: let's play, my name is kaz, grim grimoire
The Sun sets far in the distance, its warming rays the last sweet caress of safety you'll feel before the moon rises, revealing the full horror of Dracula's minions crawling the Romanian countryside. It feels like the night lasts forever, the moon always full, the lingering curse overwhelming your senses, vexing and vomitous. And that's just from talking to the townspeople. Let's play Castlevania II Featuring Medibot, special guests Dischord and Kiwi, and me: My Name Is Kaz. Following some... Topics: let's play, castlevania 2, my name is kaz
Odin Sphere is a side-scrolling action game for the PS2 set in the fantastical world of Erion that follows the stories of five warriors beset by tragedy, torment, and hunger. The little girl falling asleep in her mother's attic above is Alice. She's the one who reads those epic tales of war, conflict, and cooking. Playing this game for a few minutes got me hooked. The illustration is magnificent. The plot is compelling and the characters rich. The acting is smart. The game is so good that it... Topics: let's play, My Name is Kaz, Odin Sphere
Squaresoft made Secret of Evermore back when I was a lad as the second game in the Mana series (I think). It's game-engine-wise everything you could ask for in an action/RPG if you have any like of the Mana games, whose engines, by my estimate, have never been quite the same way twice. The plot is far removed from anything else in the series. That is, there's no world-tree-hugging harem of heroes carrying on about how we need a special sword to use as a trowel to prune the tree and either save...